Travel Hit List: Ireland

August 19th, 2009 by Leah Ibraheem


The Gap of Dunloe, a narrow pass near Killarney, Ireland.

The Gap of Dunloe, a narrow pass near Killarney, Ireland.



There are so many reasons to visit Ireland. Take a virtual trip today, courtesy of our Travel Hit List.

Read: about the Hill of Tara, a rich archaeological and cultural site threatened by a four-lane highway.

Hear: Contemporary music from Northern Ireland.

Watch: Scientists from Ireland’s National Museum talk about body parts from 300 BC unearthed from a peat bog.

Eat and Drink: the best fish and chips in Ireland, according to Food & Think blogger Amanda Bensen.

Check out: A report from the Smithsonian National Zoo on why Ireland has no snakes.

Go: Now is a great time to book travel to Ireland.

Join: Smithsonian Journeys is on Facebook. Become a fan today.

Been to Ireland? Share your favorite memory. Haven’t gotten there yet? What are you looking forward to most?

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2 Responses to “Travel Hit List: Ireland”

  1. Carmel Says:

    I grew up in Ireland and Killarney was a favourite holiday spot of ours. I always remember it being beautiful and the beaches in Kerry are fab.

    Cheers Carmel

  2. Kerry Dexter Says:

    the SF Northern Ireland compilation CD is great music, and not always what people think of when taling of irish music. recommend it.

    one of my favorite Ireland memories, the lights on the Guildhall and in the streets of Derry at Christmas time

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